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Bugatti Centodieci

August 2019

Bugatti Centodieci $8.8 million

The Centodieci appeared at the glamorous Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach in California. The Centodieci is not a new series production model and therefore certainly not the successor to the Chiron, but, like the La Voiture Noire, an extremely expensive special edition.

With the car, Bugatti harkens back to a piece of history that is often forgotten, namely the 1990s. At that time, the brand was not yet owned by Volkswagen, but by the headstrong Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli. He invented the EB110 and it is that car from which the Centodieci derives its right to exist. Its name, too, for that matter, as Centodieci simply means 110.

Whereas the EB110 commemorated the birth year of founder Ettoire Bugatti with that number, the Centodieci harkens back to the founding of the brand with this name. In terms of appearance, the car is certainly not a direct 'remake' of its ancestor, but a sort of mix between the Chiron and the supercar from the nineties.

The references are found, among other things, in the somewhat rectilinear nose, the small 'horseshoe' grille and the shape of the taillights. The round holes behind the side window are a direct and unmistakable reference to the EB110 Super Sport, the fierce brother of the EB110 GT.

Under the skin, the Centodieci is more Chiron than EB110. Of course, Bugatti's famous 8.0 sixteen-cylinder is on board, producing a whopping 1,600 hp in this case. While that's 100 hp more than in the original Chiron, the Centodieci is just slightly slower. This is all the more remarkable when it turns out that the newcomer is 20 kg lighter than its engineering base.

Still, we can quite imagine that with a 0-100 time of 2.4 seconds and a limited top of 380 km/h you can live well. Even for the sprints to 200 and 300 km/h, which can be completed in 6.1 and 13.1 seconds respectively, we dare to safely use the word 'smooth'.

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